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Research Handbook on the Future of EU Copyright

Research Handbook on the Future of EU Copyright

Research Handbooks in Intellectual Property series

Edited by Estelle Derclaye

It has been over fifteen years since the EU started harmonising copyright law. This original Handbook takes stock and questions what the future of EU copyright should be. What went wrong with the harmonisation acquis? What did the directives do well? Should copyright be further harmonised? Each of the 25 recognised copyright experts from different European countries gives a critical account of the EU harmonisation carried out on several aspects of copyright law (subject-matter, originality, duration, rights, defences etc.), and asks whether further harmonisation is desirable or not. This way, the Handbook not only gives guidance to European institutions as to what remains to be done or needs to be remedied but is also the first overall picture of current and future EU copyright law.

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Edited by Estelle Derclaye

Subjects: law - academic, intellectual property law

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Contributors John N. Adams, Professor Emeritus University of Sheffield, Adjunct Professor University of Notre Dame, Barrister at Law Tanya Aplin, Reader in Intellectual Property Law, King’s College London Valérie Laure Benabou, Director of the DANTE Laboratory, Professor, University of Versailles Jon Bing, Professor, Norwegian Research Centre for Computers and Law, University of Oslo Ramón Casas Vallés, Professor of Private Law, University of Barcelona Jacques de Werra, Professor of Intellectual Property Law and of Contract Law and Co-Director of the Art Law Centre, University of Geneva Séverine Dusollier, Professor, University of Namur Maria Mercedes Frabboni, Queen Mary, University of London Yves Gaubiac, Attorney, Kimbrough & Associés, Lecturer, University Pantheon-Assas, Paris 2, University of Evry Val d’Essonne, General Secretary of International Literary and Artistic Association (ALAI), Editor in Chief of the Revue Internationale du Droit d’Auteur (RIDA) Christophe Geiger, Associate Professor, Director of the Centre for International Industrial Property Studies (CEIPI), the University of Strasbourg Willem Grosheide, Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Molengraaf Institute for Private Law/Centre for Intellectual Property Law (CIER), University of Utrecht Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan, Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, Munich Lucie Guibault, Senior Researcher, Institute for Information Law (IViR), University of Amsterdam vii viii Research handbook on the future of EU copyright P. Bernt Hugenholtz, Professor of Intellectual Property Law, University of Amsterdam, and Director, Institute for Information Law (IViR) Marie-Christine Janssens, Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Catholic University of Leuven Pascal Kamina, Associate Professor (Ma...